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The burgeoning conflict between science and organized religion in the Nineteenth Century had many cultural offshoots, one of the most significant of which was the New Thought movement. New Thought exponents sought to reconcile the principles of science and general spirituality in a synthetic practical philosophy which explored the universality of the human experience. The literature which developed as a consequence has provided the basic material used by most of today's self-help practitioners, and has won enduring popularity because of the simplicity of its concepts and the practical methods it espouses. Among the earliest and most celebrated of these authors was James Allen (1864 - 1912). A reclusive man, he spent the last ten years of his life in rural seclusion in the village of Ilfracombe in Devon, during which period he wrote most of his twenty books. The most famous of these is As A Man Thinketh, a short treatise of the power of thought. This short work is one of the first great classics of self-help literature, and has never been out of print since it was first published in 1902. Allen's main thesis is that thought is not just a vehicle for comprehending and explaining the world, but is also the prime mechanism for creating and changing human experience. While Allen's views may remain controversial, a vast audience of readers has found his work greatly inspiring.Show more
One of the first great modern writers of motivational and inspirational books, James Allen has influenced millions around the world through his classic work As a Man Thinketh. In the same way, As a Man Does: Morning and Evening Thoughts presents beautiful and insightful meditations to feed the mind and soul. In each of the sixty-two meditations--one for each morning and evening of the month--Allen offers both the force of truth and the blessing of comfort. The meditations presented in As a Man Doesare spiritual jewels of wisdom, reflecting the deepest experiences of the heart. As a book, its mission is simple: To lift the soul of its reader--'in the hours of work and leisure, in the days of joy and sorrow, in the sunshine and in the cloud.' Whether you are familiar with the writings of James Allen or you have yet to read any of his stirring books, this beautiful volume is sure to move you, console you, and inspire you--every morning and every evening of your life.Show more
Mother Goose in Prose is a collection of twenty-two children's stories based on Mother Goose nursery rhymes. It was the first children's book written by L. Frank Baum, and the first book illustrated by Maxfield Parrish. It was originally published in 1897 by Way and Williams of Chicago, and re-released by the George M. Hill Company in 1901Show more
The Mysterious Stranger is Mark Twain's final novel. It was worked on periodically from roughly 1890 up until 1910. The body of work is a serious social commentary by Twain addressing his ideas of the Moral Sense and the 'damned human race'. The story tells of the adventures of Satan, the sinless nephew of the biblical Satan, in an Austrian village in the Middle Ages. Classic storytelling. A very interesting side of Twain's writings.Show more
Jane Austen's first novel—published posthumously in 1818—tells the story of Catherine Morland and her dangerously sweet nature, innocence, and sometime self-delusion. Though Austen's fallible heroine is repeatedly drawn into scrapes while vacationing at Bath and during her subsequent visit to Northanger Abbey, Catherine eventually triumphs, blossoming into a discerning woman who learns truths about love, life, and the heady power of literature. The satirical novel pokes fun at the gothic novel while earnestly emphasizing caution to the female sex.Show more
In a rundown farmhouse near isolated, rural Dunwich, a bizarre family conjures and nurtures an evil entity from another realm, with the purpose of destroying the world and delivering it to ancient gods to rule, and only an aged university librarian can stop them. The Dunwich Horror was first published in 1929 in Weird Tales.Show more
The Ghost Pirates is a powerful account of a doomed and haunted ship on its last voyage, and of the terrible sea-devils (of quasi-human aspect, and perhaps the spirits of bygone buccaneers) that besiege it and finally drag it down to an unknown fate. With its command of maritime knowledge, and its clever selection of hints and incidents suggestive of latent horrors in nature, this book at times reaches enviable peaks of power.Show more
A collection of three short stories and two novellas written between 1897 and 1898. All the stories had first been published in various monthly periodicals and this was the first volume to collect these stories. contains 'The Crystal Egg' 'The Star' 'A Story of the Stone Age' 'A Story of the Days To Come' 'The Man Who Could Work Miracles'Show more
This story was inspired by a remark of Mark Twain's to the effect that it was a pity that the best part of life came at the beginning and the worst part at the end. By trying the experiment upon only one man in a perfectly normal world I have scarcely given his idea a fair trial. Several weeks after completing it, I discovered an almost identical plot in Samuel Butler's 'Note-books.'Show more
This book contains the following works arranged alphabetically by authors last names The Mysterious Mansion [Honoré de Balzac] The Tomb of Heiri [Arthur Christopher Benson] Chickamauga [Ambrose Bierce] An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge [Ambrose Bierce] The Death of Halpin Frayser [Ambrose Bierce] A Halloween Wraith [William Black] The Goblin's Collection [Algernon Blackwood] The Wood of the Dead [Algernon Blackwood] Let Loose [Mary Cholmondeley] The Horror of the Heights [Arthur Conan Doyle] The Lift [Arthur Conan Doyle] The Terror of Blue John Gap [Arthur Conan Doyle] Captain Murderer [Charles Dickens] The Trial for Murder [Charles Dickens] Cold Ghost [Chester S. Geier] Fragments from the Journal of a Solitary Man [Nathaniel Hawthorne] The Devil in Manuscript [Nathaniel Hawthorne] The Adventure of the German Student [Washington Irving] Rip Van Winkle [Washington Irving] The Romance of Certain Old Clothes [Henry James] The City Of Dreadful Night [Rudyard Kipling] The Untold Sequel to the Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde [Frances Little] Hypnos [H.P Lovecraft] Nyarlathotep [H.P Lovecraft] The Tomb [H.P Lovecraft] Dagon [H.P Lovecraft] The Cats of Ulthar [H.P Lovecraft] The Devil [Guy de Maupassant] Who Knows? [Guy de Maupassant] When I was Dead [Vincent O'Sullivan] Doom of the House of Duryea [Earl Peirce] The Yellow Wallpaper [Charlotte Perkins Gilman] The Masqued Red Death [Edgar Allan Poe] The Black Cat [Edgar Allan Poe] Silence: A Fable [Edgar Allan Poe] The Tell Tale Heart [Edgar Allan Poe] The Room of Mirrors [Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch] The Mystery of Joseph Laquedem [Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch] The Wolves of Cernogratz [Saki] An account of some strange disturbances in Aungier Street [Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu] Dracula's Guest [Bram Stoker] The Squaw [Bram Stoker] The Dualists [Bram Stoker] The Valley of Spiders [H.G Wells] The Sea Raiders [H.G Wells] The Red Room [H.G Wells] Jimmy Goggles the God [H.G Wells] The Eyes [Edith Wharton] The Wind in the Rose-Bush [Mary E. Wilkins Freeman] The Substitute [Georgia Wood Pangborn]Show more
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